Thursday, July 9, 2009
Urgent prayer request for Jonah
My surgery went really well, tahe Dr. found a hernia the size of an egg, probably from the original mesh put in pulling and creating another weak area in my abdomen. It was suppossed to be an outpatient proceedure but when I stood up to go home my blood pressure dropped to 80 and I turned white as a sheet and nearly vomited and fainted all at the same time. A short while later I was admitted. My ab muscles started contracting violently leaving me in a lot of pain. But the Lord blessed me with a wonderful Nurse that found a combination of meds that took most of the pain away. Tuesday morning we recieved a call from my Mom that Jonah was having trouble standing on his own. My Mom immediately went and picked him up and took him the the ER where I was. The quickly admited him for ataxia and transferred him to the children's hospital here on Oahu. He had a CAT scan and that showed no brain swelling, then yesterday evening he had a MRI. He still has no control when standing or sitting so he is spending most of his days and nights laying down sleeping. He is having trouble keeping food down, that is our goal for today. The doctor thinks this all may be caused by a virus that has infected his brain somehow, thus effecting his balance. He also had a spinal tap and they are growing cultures to see if they can identify the virus attacking him. The bottom line is the DR's really don't know what is going on with him. The praise in all of this is our reliance on God is 100%, we can do nothing but wait, pray and watch God's will unfold for this situation. It is so frightening to see your child attatched to monitors and wires and in so much discomfort he can barely smile at you. I've been told a million times to go home and rest but by his side is where I belong. Dave and I are here constantly, my parents have the girls, our church has also rallied around us showering us with prayer and help! It's so amazing to see God's power and his people support is in so many ways! Ihaven't seen my girls since Monday morning and my parents are bringing them here for us and Jonah to visit with today. I am so anxious to see them!Keep us in your prayers. We are suppossed to leave for FL on Tuesday, we have no idea where those plans will end up, pray for DR's wisdom, pray for peace and healing for Jonah, pray!